Movie Stars: Gyllenhaal, Jake–Quasi Movie Star

Winner of the 2006 Best Supporting Actor awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the National Board of Review, Gyllenhaal earned Oscar and SAG Award nominations for his performance as Jack Twist in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain.

Gyllenhaal played Duncan Jones’ Source Code, opposite Michelle Monaghan.  Gyllenhaal recently starred in producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, in the lead role of Prince Dastan.

Other film credits include Jim Sheridan’s Brothers, opposite Natalie Portman and Tobey Maguire; Gavin Hood’s Rendition, opposite Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, Reese Witherspoon and Peter Sarsgaard; David Fincher’s critically acclaimed Zodiac, opposite Robert Downey, Jr. and Mark Ruffalo; Sam Mendes’ Jarhead, opposite Jamie Foxx and Peter Sarsgaard; John Madden’s Proof, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow; Miguel Arteta’s The Good Girl, opposite Jennifer Aniston and John C. Reilly; Brad Silberling’s Moonlight Mile, opposite Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon; Nicole Holofcener’s Lovely and Amazing, opposite Catherine Keener; Richard Kelly’s cult hit Donnie Darko; and Joe Johnston’s October Sky, opposite Chris Cooper and Laura Dern.

On stage, Gyllenhaal starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s revival of This is Our Youth, opposite Anna Paquin and Hayden Christensen.  The show ran in London’s West End for eight weeks and garnered Gyllenhaal the Evening Standard Theater Award for outstanding newcomer.